Translation of speed in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable and uncountable (rate of movement, progress) what speed were you doing?¿a qué velocidad ibas?what is its top speed?¿cuál es la velocidad máxima (que da)?they set off at top/high speedsalieron a toda/alta velocidadat a speed of …
salieron a todo lo que daa una velocidad de …if you carry on at this speed we'll never finishsi sigues a este paso, no vamos a terminar nuncathe car performs well at high speedel coche responde muy bien a altas velocidadesto pick up or gather speedcobrar or ganar or (esp Spain) coger velocidadto lose speed the speed of light/soundla velocidad de la luz/del sonidoto be up to speed(performing as expected) estar funcionando como se esperaba(be fully informed) estar al tantoto bring somebody up to speedponer a alguien al tantoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (relative quickness) the speed with which the matter was resolved
- Everyone began moving at their top speed out of the dungeon and through the halls.
- It's said that London traffic moves at an average speed of 11 mph, but pedestrian traffic can't be far behind.
- It does a reasonably good job of this, especially when you consider that there is a broad range of craft in the game, most of which differ in turn rates and top speeds.
la rapidez con la que se resolvió el asuntothe speed of the playersla rapidez de los jugadoresExample sentences1.3 countable (in shorthand, typing)
- I just want to bring you up to speed.
- The speed with which the 76-year-old tycoon has moved has staggered most observers.
- Our results also suggest that clonal interference may not have a large effect on the speed of adaptation.
- The accident happened due to excessive speed, contributed to by the condition of the near side rear tyre.
- ‘The cause of this collision is due to excessive speed,’ PC Cox said.
- He said the ‘unfortunate’ accident was due to excessive speed and the torrential rain.
- 2 countable (Photography)film speedsensibilidad (feminine) de la película→ shutter speedExample sentences
- This will provide an extra stop of exposure; remember to set it back to the correct speed once the fog or mist has burned off.
- Scott also plays with lenses, camera speed and some excellent special effects to heighten the impact of the harrowing fight scenes.
- As camera speeds became quicker, so the image was transformed.
- Films also vary according to their ISO number or film speed: their sensitivity to light.
- The days of having to carry bulk film around or switch between different film types and speeds is now a distant memory for those who have made the technology leap.
- He discusses camera types, lenses, focal length, flash, light, digital photographs, and film types and speeds.
- 3 countable (gear) a five-speed gearboxuna caja de cambios de cinco marchas or velocidades (feminine)a ten-speed bicycleuna bicicleta con diez marchas or velocidadesExample sentences
- The car, named for the unique shape of its footboard, had a single cylinder four horse power engine, two forward speeds and a reverse gear.
- Even if linked to a typically American automatic gearbox of only four speeds, it has sprightly performance.
- The most nimble of all Jeeps, it comes with front and rear locking axles, giant tires, and extra low gear speeds.
- 4 uncountable (amphetamine) [slang]anfetas (feminine plural) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Aimed at drug users and their families, the film centres on former drug addicts who were addicted to heroin cocaine, speed and ecstasy.
- Drugs such as speed and cocaine are often mixed together to make a lethal concoction that can destroy lives.
- Banning parties and blockading raves will not stop a movement, nor will it stop the use of ecstasy, cocaine, speed, heroin and pot for that matter.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle sped
- 1 (go, pass quickly) (+ adverb complement) the car sped off or away around the cornerel coche se alejó doblando la esquina a toda velocidadhe sped by or past in his new sports carnos pasó a toda velocidad con su nuevo coche deportivothe boats sped over the waterlos botes se deslizaban sobre el agua a toda velocidadthe hours sped bylas horas pasaron volandoExample sentences
- Inching along head-lamp deep, the traffic moves again, speeding up when we reach the dry roads of the South Coast.
- The heart rate speeds up in order to quickly provide the extra oxygen and nutrients your body will need.
- I called quickly in return, speeding up to follow him.
- 2past tense & past participle speeded(drive too fast)(car/motorist)he was fined for speeding
ir a exceso de velocidadlo multaron por exceso de velocidadExample sentences
- She practically speeded to Crystal's house, she had to vent her anger through someone.
- Gary jumped into the car and Louise threw herself in and they speeded across the town to the restaurant.
- They speeded out of Jake's neighborhood and on to the road that went into town.
transitive verb past tense & past participle speeded
- 1 (hasten) to speed work/production alongacelerar el trabajo/la producciónhelicopters are being used to speed supplies to the areaestán usando helicópteros para hacer llegar los suministros rápidamente a la zonaExample sentences
- Once again, sorry if I sped things up too quickly, but I can't change my desire to get this story finished.
- It speeds things up for suspects, can eliminate them more quickly if they are innocent, and means witnesses are not in close proximity to the suspects as they can be under the old system.
- For months, they have argued they wanted to speed it up, so this woman has this trial very quickly.
- 2past tense & past participle speededto speed somebody on his/her waydespedir a alguien
desearle feliz viaje a alguienExample sentences
- God speed you to your job in Brussels.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (move faster)
apretar el paso
apretar el paso
(process/production)we'll have to speed up
tendremos que darnos prisa
tendremos que apurarnos (Latin America)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)
meterle prisa a
apurar (Latin America)
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